Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Schedule of Zen and Mindfulness Classes from Feb. 6th to March 12th, 2017



Our Zen and mindfulness session focus on teaching you how to use Zen philosophy and meditation practice in your daily lives and to live happier and healthier lives.

Rev. Taka Kawakami is a Zen Buddhist priest. Also, he completed the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program's SIY Enage prorgam. By using both traditional Zen Buddhism practice and modern mindfulness methods, he can help you to find the ways to live happier and healthier lives.

Imagine the good you could do for yourself and others by learning and practicing Zen mindfulness.  

The fee is 2,500 yen/person for the meditation class and tour (with maccha green tea and Japanese stweets)

*This temple is a private temple. We are open for scheduled meditation classes and staying guests at our guest house only to keep the calm atmosphere for our visitors for Zen meditation class and staying guests.

February 6th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

February 7th (Tues)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

February 8th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

February 9th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

February 10th (Fri)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

 We use JINS MEME during the 20 - minute meditation. JINS MEME is the eyewear style devices, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the devices can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/

February 11th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

February 12th (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

11:00 - 12:30 日本語 (in Japanese)・予約不要 (no reservation required)

February 13th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

February 14th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour

February 15th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

We use JINS MEME during the 20 - minute meditation. JINS MEME is the eyewear style devices, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the devices can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/


February 16th (Thurs)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)

February 17th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)

February 18th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour due to an university group visit

February 19th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

February 20th (Mon)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

 We use JINS MEME during the 20 - minute meditation. JINS MEME is the eyewear style devices, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the devices can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/

February 21st (Tues)
No meditation class and tour due to the ICC FUKUOKA

February 22nd (Wed)
No meditation class and tour due to the ICC FUKUOKA

February 23rd (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour

February 24th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

February 25th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

February 26th (Sun)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

We use JINS MEME during the 20 - minute meditation. JINS MEME is the eyewear style devices, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the devices can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/

February 27th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

February 28th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour

March 1st (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

March 2nd (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

March 3rd (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

March 4th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

March 5th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

March 6th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

March 7th (Tues)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)

March 8th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour

March 9th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

March 10th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

March 11th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour due to the university program

March 12th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour  

 
        

 

 
    
   









Zen Mindfulness Class and Dharma Talk (90 Minutes): Traditional Zen Philosophy and Application to Your Everyday Life

Our Zen meditation class (including Dharma talk and temple tour) is offered according to the schedule above. Each class is 90 minutes and lead in English by the deputy head priest, Rev. Taka Kawakami. He explains how to incorporate Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation into your everyday life by using religious, philosophical, and neuroscientific concepts.

1. 10 minutes instruction of Zen Buddhism and meditation
2. one 20-minute meditation and one 5- minute meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

To attend the class at 9:30 - 11:00 (or occasionally 9:00 - 10:30) , no reservation is required. 

However, please make the reservation to attend our 11:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 15:30 class at least 5 days in advance. Also, our 11:00 -12:30 class and 14:00 - 15:30 class is a private tour for a group of more than 10 people.

The Fee: 2,500 yen/person

Also, we offer private tours for special requests. Please contact us for more details.


Now, our new temple lodging facility is available. We just opened our new facility on December 10th, 2012. 

There are atatami flooring, own shower room and toilet. Each room can have 2- 3 Japanese futons. Linens and towels are provided.

Shunkoin Temple is also located near the three UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji Temple, and Ninnaji Temple. 

We have started taking individual reservations for Januar, February, March, and April, 2017. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university groups), please contact us.

New Prices are;
  • Single person use: 6,520 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Two people: 5,520 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Three people: 5,020 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax 
  • Student discount: 500 yen/person off for each night (except 3/20 - 5/10, 10/1- 11/30, and 12/25 - 1/5) if you show us your student ID at your check-in 
  • Returning guest discount: 500 yen/person off for each night (except 3/20 - 5/10, 10/1- 11/30, and 12/25 - 1/5)
  • University and school group discount: please contact us for the details 

For more details about Zen mindfulness class and tour or reserving the temple accommodations, please visit our website below or contact us via email.

Website: http://www.shunkoin.com

Email: rev.taka.kawakami@gmail.com

Address:  42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Uko-ku
              Kyoto 616-8035
              JAPAN

Tel: 075-462-5488

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